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Abstract

Several surface finishing and coating techniques used in nuclear and industrial applications have been identified and their potential for reducing the hold-up of activity on exposed surfaces in aplpha active facilities, and easing their subsequent decontamination have been evaluated. The permanent treatment processes considered include electropolishing, plating and anodizing; shot peening and nitriding; glazing, enamelling and ceramic coating; paints, lacquers and plastic linings. As temporary, replaceable surface protection, strippable coatings, adhesive backed films and chemically removable paints have also been included. An experimental programme is being initiated as the result of this survey to examine the effectiveness of these surface treatments in helping to reduce PuO-2 contamination and maximise decontamination effectiveness.

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Authors: TURNER A D, UNITED KINGDOM ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY, AERE HARWELL (UK);DALTON J T UNITED KINGDOM ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY, AERE HARWELL (UK), UNITED KINGDOM ATOMIC ENERGY AUTHORITY, AERE HARWELL (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 9095 EN (1984) MF, 39 P., BFR 120, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1003; FOR FULL-SIZE VERSION WRITE TO THE PUBLICATIONS OFFICE, AERE HARWELL, OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND OX11 0RA, MENTIONING REPORT AERE R 11054, 1984
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Record Number: 1989122092700 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en